Chemotherapy and Infusion Therapy
When you're receiving chemotherapy, a port is a small plastic disc that is inserted under the skin and connected to a vein. It makes recurring treatment easier, prevents getting stuck with a new needle each visit and stays in place until you finish chemotherapy.
Here are some tips on preparing for your port insertion procedure.
Chemotherapy Through Infusion
Infusion is given intravenously (IV) in the lower arm or hand, or through a port. Giving chemotherapy through infusion allows it to rapidly enter your bloodstream, and travel throughout your body to begin fighting your cancer.
You may have questions after your first chemotherapy infusion about managing side effects.
Getting support during your cancer treatment can be very important.
Immunotherapy Through Infusion
Immunotherapy is another cancer treatment given intravenously (IV) in the lower arm or hand, or through a port, with the goal of using your own immune system to fight cancer.
While side effects are often somewhat delayed compared to those experienced with chemotherapy, understanding them and knowing how to manage them is just as important.
It's important to feel supported during and after your immunotherapy treatment regimen.